in Bela nad Svitavou
The Centre of meditation and personal development is located on a secluded hill on the edge of small village overlooking a valley.
The house is on a hill and it gives a really beautiful romantic bird’s-eye view perspective overlooking the entire valley surrounded by fresh natural greenery of the castle Svojanov. It is a wonderful space to develop calm and slow down, to practice yoga, dhyan (meditation) and also other activities connected with personal development.
We have shalla for about 14 people, 2 showers and 2 bathrooms available for our guests. There is a small kitchen upstairs with a kettle and an electrical cooker. The kitchen can be used to prepare tea and small snacks. The space of the attic in newly refurbished and used as a sleeping area. It is a comfortable space for about 15 – 20 people to sleep. The space does not have private rooms, our philosophy is the simplicity and sharing like in Indian dharmsalas (accommodation for the pilgrims) where the big room is shared dormitory style. The only private room we have is for special guests, lecturer guests and yogis. There are new clean and comfortable mattresses, bed sheets and pillows available for everyone attending the workshop or retreat. We will also provide you with a cover and blankets for comfortable sleep. Bringing your own sleeping bag is strongly recommended.
We also have a new outside circular space, yurt with wooden floor which is used for some activities as well as sleep for those who may be interested. In case you would like to have privacy you can bring your tent and use our spacious garden space.
During the retreats and workshops there is an amazing cook Svetlana from (Good Karma Catering) who prepares fresh delicious vegan sattvic food twice a day.
There is also an opportunity to book private sessions in a sauna and swimming pool in a small hotel near by (12 km). We usually also have a physiotherapist and a masseur present on the long intensive retreats.
Down in the village (400 m) is a typical village grocery shop. The nearest bigger towns are Polička (15 km), Svitavy (17 km) and Letovice (14 km). You can also visit a lake Křetinka which is just 8 km away from our place or a castle Svojanov (5 km).
How to reach us
Address is Bělá nad Svitavou 11, 569 05
From Brno City drive in the direction of Svitavy, it is 52 km to the north. In the town Brněnec-Moravska Chrastova you turn left to Polička. Our village is only 3 km from this turn. When you reach Bělá nad Svitavou you come towards the village office where you turn right and park your vehicle there. The road to the house is steep and not very suitable for city cars. An off-road car can drive up and park in the parking space (parking for up to 8 cars available).
From Prague – the best way is to take the northern motorway - D11 in the direction of Hradec Králové, then direction to Pardubice (road 37), Chrudim and Polička. The journey is 204 km.
train station Březová nad Svitavouit is an easy and comfortable choice as trains from Prague, Prague Airport, from Brno and other also international destinations (Austria - Wien, Slovakia - Bratislava, Hungary - Budapest, Germany etc.) operate reliably. The train stop is Březová nad Svitavou (or Svitavy, Česká Třebová). It is approximately 3 km from my place and we always pick our guests up from the railway station. You can also take a walk through the forest if you like adventure or if you enjoy a bit of walking mediation. It takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach the destination.